Roasted Butternut Squash Soup With Sausage And Sage

This delicious Butternut Squash Soup is savory and has a rich depth of flavor from sage sausage. The perfect creamy fall soup.


Roasted Butternut Soup is a perfect meal for this time of year! Oh, yum! It’s full of warm, filling flavors! Today, let’s make this scrumptious soup, and I’ll show you an easy way to cut and roast those funny-shaped butternut squash!

Hey Friend, I’ve made this soup for years, and recently, I tweaked it a bit, and WOW, it is amazing!!! I am just so excited for you to try this new and improved version, too!

I’m such a soup lover! But the soups I make must be scrumptious, delicious, and so worth eating! And this one is! The inspiration for my Roasted Butternut Squash soup comes from a zero-point version HERE. The WW recipe is pretty good, but with just a little bit of effort and a couple more ingredients, this soup is spectacular! Yes, it will have more points, but so worth it!


To add more flavor, I roasted the butternut squash in 1 Tbs of olive oil. This is an extra step, but it makes such a difference. And I used chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. Gotta love a little chicken flavor.

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Just made this today, and the flavor is delicious! I cooked it exactly like your recipe. The sage sausage makes it. Thank you!
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Yvonne, just made a pot and it turned out so yummy!! Thanks for the great recipe. I agree that roasting the squash made a huge difference. Love!!.

What You Will Love About This Soup

  • This soup is the taste of fall, with a little extra flavor from sausage.
  • Roasting the butternut squash creates a deeper flavor.
  • Roasted Butternut soup is so good for you.
  • Everyone loves this soup.


Butternut Squash– the star of this delicious soup. Butternut is a fall/winter nutty, sweet vegetable that is nutrient-dense.

Sausage- I use Bob Evan’s sage sausage because this sausage is sage-forward. However, any breakfast sausage will work.

Onion- one large onion will give this recipe a familiar taste and depth of flavor.

Apple- just one medium apple gives another layer of flavor and sweetness.

Chicken Stock- makes the butternut squash soup. You can switch out chicken stock for vegetable stock.

Mik- adds that distinct creamy flavor to this soup. If you want it to be a little more decadent, use half and half.

How To Cut And Roast Butternut Squash

First, just how do you cut a butternut squash? This veggie seems like it would be hard to get into. However, it’s really not hard at all. It just takes a little know-how.

Before you cut into a butternut squash, make sure to wash it and dry it. Put the squash on its side and cut it into 2-3 inch slices.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH- cut whole butternut squash

Just look at that gorgeous color! A sign that it is packed with good-for-us nutrients!

Next, turn the rounds flat on your work surface with the flesh up.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH- cut whole butternut squash

And then cut the rounds in half.


Turn the rounds on its side again. Using a spoon, scoop out the “guts” of each round. Discard the seeds and stringy, fibrous strands.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH- cut whole butternut squash

Using a sharp knife, turn the half-moon squash on its side and cut off the skin in slices, as shown below. Discard skin.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH-cutting skin off the butternut squash
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH- cut whole butternut squash

Cube the flesh of the butternut squash and put it into a bowl. Add 1 TBS olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix to coat.

I used another butternut squash to make a second batch of soup, and the color of the second one was so orange.


Dump the butternut squash on a parchment line baking sheet and bake until soft and with browning edges! YUM!


The roasted butternut squash is wonderful to eat! I just add a bit of salt, a good grind of pepper, and maybe a little butter. So so delicious!

How To Store Roasted Butternut Soup

Refrigerate: Put the soup into an airtight container for 5 days.

Freeze: The soup can be frozen for up to 3 months in an airtight container. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator and heat.

What To Serve With Roasted Butternut Soup

Bread: Serve Roasted Butternut Soup with a warm slice of homemade Beer Bread slathered with butter. Or bake a loaf of No-knead Bread that does not need a starter.

Salad: Make this Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Pepitas. And drizzle a puckery, good lemon vinaigrette over it.


Let’s make this scrumptious soup.

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH-roasted soup in a bowl
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A rich and delicious butternut squash soup.
Print Recipe


  • 1 medium or large butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 8 oz Bob Evan's sage sausage or other breakfast sausage
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Cut, peel and, cube butternut squash as shown on StoneGable
  • Add cubed butternut squash to a large bowl and add 1 TBS olive oil and salt and pepper.
  • Turn contents onto a lined parchment baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Roast for 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook the sausage in a dutch oven, breaking it up. When the sausage is cooked through remove to a plate.
  • Add 1 tsp olive oil to the dutch oven and add the onions. Cook on medium-low heat until the onions are translucent, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the apple, sausage, and chicken stock to the dutch oven and turn heat to high until it boils. Reduce to simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add the milk and stir in.
  • When the butternut squash is roasted add to the dutch oven.
  • Using an emulsifier blending stick, blender, or food processor blend the soup in batches until smooth.
  • Dish out and drizzle with a bit of milk, half and half, sour cream, or creme fraise. Serve hot.
Course: Soup
Servings: 6 people

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    1. Terri Eisenstadt says:

      This soup just screams Fall!
      Can’t wait to try it. Perhaps it will fill my individual pumpkin soup bowls I use each Thanksgiving.

  1. Yvonne, I love butternut squash soup, I am saving this recipe to make soon! Pam @ Everyday Living

  2. Just printed this recipe. Can’t wait to try it! Our markets offer the butternut squash already cut into those chunks…done!!

    1. Im making another batch now. Roasting my butternut squash and onions. Smells delicious. Here’s another hint. Take one Italian Sausage out of the casing and cook it up before you put the broth in your pot. Makes an extra yummy soup!

  3. I made the WW recipe a couple of times and it was lacking. This is such a great idea, thanks so much!

  4. Theresa Nolan says:

    Looks delicious! Trying it this week as the weather in Hershey is back to being Fall-like! Blessings!

  5. Barbara Heimowitz says:

    This looks great. I’m trying to follow the Paleo diet and this fits perfectly, except for the milk. I’d just swap it for coconut milk, and I bet it will turn out just as well!

  6. Becky Rourk says:

    Perfect for me to try this weekend, it’s still a bit hot here in Orlando but starting to feel more like fall!

  7. Laura Kent says:

    Sounds wonderful!!! I’m gonna make it! Thanks

  8. OH this looks sooo yummy! I have several butternut squash in my garage waiting to be used.

  9. Yumm, I can’t wait to try this recipe

  10. I love soups in the fall and winter. Butternut squash is one of my very favorite

  11. Anna Clarke says:

    I have a similar recipe, but just halve the squash and brush with a little oil. Roast for 15 minutes, then add the onion to the roasting pan. When done, let it cool a bit then just scoop out the squash. No need to peel or cut it up into cubes. I haven’t tried nutmeg before, it sounds good. I like toasted pumpkin seeds as a garnish. You can also use some curry seasoning and top with coconut and cilantro for a different taste. The immersion blender works like a charm with this, so much easier than a blender.

  12. Anna Clarke says:

    Sorry, meant to say “add onion to the roasting pan and continue roasting both squash and onion for another 25 minutes.

  13. I never thought about roasting the squash first! I’ll bet that adds much more flavor to the soup! Thanks, Yvonne!

  14. Thanks so much Yvonne…We had this tonight before the trick-or-treaters arrived. It was perfect for a cool autumn evening.

  15. Yvonne, just made a pot and it turned out so yummy!! Thanks for the great recipe. I agree that roasting the squash made a huge difference. Love!!

  16. Can u tell me about the bowl it’s served in? I love the pattern!

  17. Yvonne, I didn’t have a butternut squash to use, so I substituted with a pumpkin and added some hot pepper (love pepper) WOW! This was Devine! The family loved it and everyone had seconds, some thirds. I sure was a happy girl?? my Thanksgiving appetizer was decided and perfected. Thank you!

  18. Sharon Johnston says:

    Want to try this, following the next grocery trip. I’ve tried several of your recipes and all have been good.

  19. ~ Yvonne ~

    I’m making this tomorrow and I just bought some fresh sausage, oh boy, can’t wait!

    Tonight we’re having your shepherds pie, full warm bellies for the weekend!

    Thank u as always ?

  20. Off work today I think I will pick up some squash and try this, sounds delicious.

  21. This is a great basic recipe. Made this tonight, but used coconut milk and added some red curry paste for a little heat.
    SOOO Good!

  22. Nancy Mattox says:

    Looks lovely! In such a rush to post it I placed it in Summertime. Redid it to Soups On.

  23. Jony Baron says:

    Hi just wanted to send you one more tip when cutting your squash I put holes in mine and microwave it for 2 to 3 minutes and the cut it. So much easier, can’t wait to try your recipe. Cheers

  24. Cynthia Anderson says:

    Thanks Yvonne love your recipes! Going grocery shopping today and will be making this tomorrow.

  25. cheryl wilk says:

    Sounds wonderful…2 questions: any idea of approximately how many cups of squash this would be? Precut come in different size packages.

    also, you blend the sausage?

    1. I’m not sure how much butternut squash from one squash. Maybe 4 cups? And I love Bob Evans SAGE sausage. YUM!

  26. This sounds delicious; I will be making it soon! A bevy of butternut squash from the orchard around the corner intermingle with pumpkins on my front porch, serving as fall decor while they wait their turn to be eaten!
    They are accompanied by a beautiful fall wreath I made following Yvonne’s second burlap wreath tutorial! It was easy to do and turned out great! It’s decorated for fall now, but will be such fun to change up as the seasons change. I’m so happy with it! Thanks for a great tutorial, Yvonne!
    With butternuts, I like to first peel the skin off the squash, which is easy to do with a potato peeler. Then cut it up. It’s easier and you don’t lose as much squash meat. Try toasting the seeds like pumpkin seeds! They are a little more delicate, and we like them much better!

    1. Hi Joanne, your porch sounds so pretty! And what great tips! Thanks!

  27. We love butternut squash. I have managed to convince my husband that no one can cut up a butternut like him! I usually oven roast it, or if I want a puree I steam it. However, the other day I saw frozen puree and I picked up a bag just to try it. I think I may use this as a base for a creamy pasta sauce to be used with rigatoni. I do have a bunch of butternut in my pantry – it keeps well.

  28. Miriam Zook says:

    I have learned to love this soup, in fact I think it’s my favorite! But you missed (IMO) the secret ingredient. Curry powder! It just adds so much deliciousness! My sister shared this recipe with me.

    1. Yes, one of my readers suggested the curry powder. I like curry but don’t love it. But in this soup, I bet it would be delicious.

      1. Evonne Marie Baker says:

        Good answer! Curry is a limited spice for me as well.

  29. Hey Yvonne,
    I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately so thought I would tell you. I’ve been in and out of different blogs for years, just because they’re fun and I like learning about things. But yours is the only blog that I never stop reading, never skip, because they’re all so good. The decorating advice, the recipes, the spiritual wisdom, I love it all. This recipes sounds fabulous and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for all you do. If we never meet here on earth, I hope to meet you someday in heaven.

    1. Rebecca, Oh, thank you so so much! I’m am deeply touched. YOU are the reason I work so hard and love what I do! I blog for all the kindred spirits out there who love home and family. And I do it to spread the word of the LORD! Just think of all the time we will have in heaven to get to know each other!

  30. cheryl wilk says:

    Any estimate of how many cups of cubed squash this would be? Precut comes in different size packages.

    Also, you blend the soup including sausage? so sausage is effectively blended into the soup as end result?

  31. I love, love, love, your blog! I never fail to come away from it without some new thing to try, or some new idea to ponder.. This soup sounds delicious and I can’t wait for my order of groceries to come make it.. I am older and compromised so i I don’t go out to grocery ,but the anticipation will make it all the more bettrr!!

  32. 5 stars
    I made this soup from your recipe and it was so easy and so so delicious! I have not tried it with the sausage yet.

  33. 5 stars
    Where did your Gruyere Onion muffin Tin potato recipe go? That was one of my go to recipes ?

  34. Vicki McIver says:

    Enjoyed your article for roasted butternut squash soup.. I use similar ingredients but I always bake my squash whole on a foil lined cookie sheet. Wash the squash, leave whole, poke a few knife slits and bake at 350 for about an hour until very brown and starting to cave a bit. Slice long ways and let cool slightly before seeding with a sharp spoon.. Scoop out the slightly caramelized squash and add as usual. I also wrap a small baking potatoe in foil and bake along with the squash. I scoop it out as well and add to soup for a thickener. We always add a bit of smokey Chipotle paprika as a seasoning in the fall. .Baking the squash whole is so much easier than peeling and chopping it raw, takes a fraction of the time, and smells wonderful while baking.

    1. Great idea! Thanks! I chose to cut mine up so it would get caramelized in the oven and brown bits are full of flavor! YUM!

  35. The addition of the sausage sounds wonderful. My husband will be soooo happy! I peel my butternut squash with a potato peeler. It works great.

  36. 5 stars
    Just made this today, and the flavor is delicious! I cooked it exactly like your recipe. The sage sausage makes it. Thank you!

    1. I am so thrilled you liked the soup, Joan. The sausage is a great addition!

  37. 5 stars
    Yvonne, I made this soup last weekend and we loved it!!! I only used 1/2 lb of the sage sausage but seriously, it was great!! Thanks for sharing this! Happy Fall!!

    1. You are so welcome. I’m thrilled you enjoyed this recipe. It’s one of our favorites. I’m making another wonderful soup this week and will share it soon.

  38. Lynn S.M. says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe- I made it yesterday and will enjoy again throughout the week. I didn’t have sausage so left it out and still this soup has great flavor. It’s roasting the squash that brings out the flavor. Creamy even if you leave out the dairy. Fabulous with a grilled cheese!

  39. Hello,

    This recipe looks delicious!
    FYI: there is an error see below…
    Apple- just one medium onion gives another layer of flavor and sweetness.


    1. LOL! Thanks for proofreading, Nancy! I’m a horrid speller and proofreader.

  40. Did you emulsify the sausage? I’m definitely trying this recipe. Looks so cozy.